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    Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro

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    Unhappy Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro
    Dysfunctional (almost dead) DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro

    My Macbook Pro Super Drive is no longer accepting most DVD's & CD's, the same ones that it used to. It will now only read original software & other DVD's & CD's & it will read DVD cleaners, but everything else it just kicks out. All of my saved work burned on my iBook G-4 DVD's & CD's are ejected & a few data CD's that it does mount it lists them as blanks, even though they were previously burned on the same machine & some on the iBook G-4.
    My iBook G-4 reads & writes on all the discs that my MacBook Pro rejects.
    I have tried compressed air, disc cleaners & clean OS re-installs, all to no avail. HELP, PEASE.

    Mac Os X v. 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (with all updates)
    Serial ATA: 750GB HD (TOSHIBA MK7559GSXP )
    Hardware Overview:
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 3 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP22.00A5.B07
    SMC Version (system): 1.12f5
    Serial Number (system): W86444NLW0G
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2C3A870
    Sudden Motion Sensor: State: Enabled
    ________________________________
    ATA Bus:
    MAT****ADVD-R UJ-857D:
    Model: MAT****ADVD-R UJ-857D
    Revision: KCV9
    Serial Number: N/A
    Detachable Drive: No
    Protocol: ATAPI
    Unit Number: 0
    Socket Type: Internal
    Low Power Polling: Yes
    Power Off: Yes
    _______________________________________________

    In Disc Burning:
    MAT****A DVD-R UJ-857D:
    Firmware Revision: KCV9
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
    Cache: 2048 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    _________________________________________________
    In Preference Panes:
    CDs & DVDs:
    Version: 1.6
    Supported By: Apple
    Visible: Yes
    Identifier: com.apple.preference.digihub.discs
    Location: /System/Library/PreferencePanes/DigiHubDiscs.prefPane

    __________________________________________________ ____
    In System Software In Frameworks:
    DVD:
    Version: 4.1.2
    Last Modified: 2/12/12 12:09 PM
    Kind: Universal
    64-Bit (Intel): No
    Location: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DVD.framework
    Private: Yes

    DVDPlayback:
    Version: 5.4.2
    Last Modified: 2/12/12 12:54 PM
    Kind: Universal
    64-Bit (Intel): Yes
    Get Info String: DVDPlayback Framework
    Location: /System/Library/Frameworks/DVDPlayback.framework
    Private: No
    __________________________________________________ _________________
    In DVD Info X 3 :
    Vendor: MAT****A
    Model: DVD-R UJ-857D
    Firmware: KCV9
    Status: RPC-2 (region locked)
    Region: 1
    Changes left: 4 Vendor resets left: 4

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    Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
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    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Sounds like it's time to replace the drive or get an external burner.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro
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    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
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    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Sounds like it's time to replace the drive or get an external burner.
    I agree with this assessment.

    Quite honestly, slimline, slot-loading drives have never been all that robust. Fortunately, replacing it shouldn't be too difficult, but a cheap USB external would probably be the better approach.

    I use one like this for certain tasks I'd rather not stress my internal drive with.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro

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    I have purchased a new IMB external usb DVD burner but my MacBook Pro does not recognize it & will not even mount it.

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    Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro
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    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,758
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by Theo Vavas View Post
    I have purchased a jew IMB external usb DVD burner but my MacBook Pro does not recognize it & will not even mount it.
    Does the drive have a dual-USB connector?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Dysfunctional DVD Superdrive MacBook Pro

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    It has only one usb connector & one power connector.

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